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Settlement name



6601 inhabitants


43,50 km2

Administrative status


Location of settlement centre

44°5N, 28°37E

Height of settlement centre

10 m


Agigea commune includes two villages: Lazu and Agigea, located in the middle of a large agricultural fields which are separated by the Danube - Black Sea Channel. Lazu village is located south of Constanta, on the national road of Constanta - Mangalia (DN 39). If for several years Agigea commune was ravaged by the work carried for the channel, now the existence of this "Blue Corridor" provide a chance for Agigea to participate to the national and international trade activity. Located at the eastern end of the navigable route Rhine-Main-Danube, near the port of Constanta and of South Constanta`s Free Zone, Agigea coordinates its pivotal role between the central and western Europe and the Black Sea countries from the Middle East.

However, Agigea is also crossed by terrestrial communication routes (roads and railways), linking the industrialized areas of the county. On the same direction is designed the European highway Bucharest - Istanbul. Research conducted on the Black Sea coast and the surrounding lakes identified, in Agigea, a Greco-Roman settlement, with an impressively dense population, as attested by the large amount of pottery, tiles, building stones, pieces of iron tools found on the lands. In the second half of the nineteenth century in Agigea is reported a numerical growth of the population, especially pastors, coming from Sibiu, Brăila, Ialomiţa, and later on from Oltenia and Moldavia which settled among the Tatars living in Dobrogea.

Agigea is known throughout the country due to the existence of a prestigious medical institution, founded by Vasile Climescu during the interwar years. Important is also the Zoological Marine Resort that gives the impression of a true oasis: many groves of trees form a green island in the middle of the monotony of arid sands. The resort includes a natural reservation of marine dunes vegetation. Dunes were formed by depositing sand brought by the wind from an ancient golf. The dunes were colonized by specific vegetation. Fenced and protected from the influence of biological factors, it held the attention of many naturalists. In 1939, the area was declared a nature reserve, the only reservation of sand dunes, on the Romanian seaside.

Agigea village includes another objective of national importance: South Constanta-Agigea Free Zone which connects the port activity to the Danube River. Promotion and development of Free Zone near South Constanta-Agigea was determined by the increase of Romania's role, including its transport system, within the political and economic space of the Danube-Black Sea corridor.

Tourist attractions include the Reserve of coastal dunes, at a distance of 50 m of the Black Sea. The reserve covers an area of ​​about 25 ha and protects 120 species of plants. Future investment aim at creating a holiday village in proximity of Agigea Lake.